Personal best trout

They aren't barramundi, but there's something great about the speckled fish ...
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Personal best trout

Post by Matt Flynn » Sat Nov 04, 2006 3:46 am

I'm putting up a FISH FINDER TM Satellite DVD prize and How to Catch Barramundi DVD up for best picture of a personal best trout ... need five entries and I'll make the draw.



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Post by shauno » Fri Nov 10, 2006 10:19 pm

I have a picture of a 5 kilo Atlantic Salmon that I caught down there, does that count Matt?

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Post by Blinky » Fri Nov 10, 2006 11:18 pm

Salmonoid schmalmonoid :fishing: , great wall, big fence. Close enough...........give us a gander! :bonk:

I have a couple of some 18" steelhead I caught at Tongariro (sp) in NZ a lot of years ago, way, way before digitals, I'll see if I can dig them out of the attic and scan 'em. Don't hold your breath, termites have probably scoffed them. :cry:
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Post by jonesy » Fri Nov 10, 2006 11:42 pm

Gotta love Tongariro Blinky!
I have no digital shots of trout. Need to scan some I think. I got a 5.6kg Brown out of Melbournes drinking water in 2000 :fishy: . Luckily someone cut a hole in the huge barbed wire fences surrounding it,so I could get in :wink:

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Post by Blinky » Fri Nov 10, 2006 11:48 pm

Yep TOP spot Jonesy.

We used to sneak into Warragamba and pull trophy 'Bows out during winter runs, same for the rangers lake at Jenolan Caves, sneak in during the dead of night and thieve his monster brownies.
We gave the Suicide Hole on Eucumbene River a fearful going over during the winter also.

Great fun when you're kid and just couldn't give a rats about gettin' caught.
Those were the days. :cry:
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Post by jonesy » Sat Nov 11, 2006 12:03 am

I had a friend from Uni who lived at Turangi right on the banks of the Tongariro.So that was good cheap accomadation :grin: . She's moved to Auckland now though unfortunatly. I'd love to go back.

The Eucumbene river. I remember when I was little dad used to drag me along out there and he'd sit me on hole by myself in the middle of no where in snake infested country,whilst he walked kms and kms fly fishing. I couldn't use a fly rod then so I cast lures.Never caught much. One day I cheated and put a hook on and a hopper.Caught a 4lb brown,hooked up the bum.You might say it was an arsy catch :jester:

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Post by shauno » Tue Nov 14, 2006 10:02 am

Well here is my Salmon it is a photo of a photo so its a bit rough. Caught this when I had a sickie from work. It went hard on 3 kilo line and tasted nice.
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Post by Blinky » Tue Nov 14, 2006 10:26 am

Nice salmon Shauno, where did it come from?
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Post by shauno » Tue Nov 14, 2006 9:10 pm

It came from the Pet Dam in Tassie Blinky. Tasmanian fisheries release a 100 of these fish each year into a couple of selected waterways (they used to anyway and probably still do??). Thats why I had to take the sicky I just had to get up there and have a crack at them.

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Post by PeterT » Fri Nov 24, 2006 11:45 am

This one came from the spillway at Hume in about 1987. Went 9lb or just on 5kg. I had it mounted because it was the fattest trout I or anyone else had seen. It was like a football. By length and head size it normally would have been a 5lber at best, but the diet that these trout lived on was redfin that had been stunned coming through the turbines. Heaps of tucker and no work to get it.

I have caught bigger browns at Hume and have busted the magic 10lb mark there. However, it was not uncommon for fish in the 18lb to 20lb mark to be landed. I know a bloke who pulled a 12lb Rainbow from the same place and that is some Rainbow.

Today there are not so many big trout, you are more likely to catch a monster carp, yes on a lure. But there are some monster Yellow belly there now since the emphasis on fish stocking has shifted from trout to natives. Yellas of 18lb are now on the target list.

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Post by PeterT » Sun Nov 26, 2006 6:50 pm

Nothing romantic like a Hairs ear or Whirling Dunn, Lead fish and Mountain duck feathers worked down the current.

Best fly caught was a 9lb Brown on a Tiahape Tickler in the pouring rain on a cold July night in Khancoban.

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Post by skunk » Wed Feb 07, 2007 12:38 pm

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That's my best trout, near Te Anau, NZ, Dec 2006....my honeymoon-turned-fishing-trip hehehehe

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my new wife's best shot.

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Post by back-cast » Wed Feb 07, 2007 12:59 pm

........nice looking fish skunk, did you catch them on fly ??
good fish , good pic's
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Post by skunk » Wed Feb 07, 2007 1:26 pm

back-cast wrote:........nice looking fish skunk, did you catch them on fly ??
good fish , good pic's
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nope, i don't do fly-fishing...got them on a weird kite-shaped lure i've never seen here in Singapore before....oh well, i guess you learn something every time you go fishing elsewhere :)

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